A new study shows those people who suffer from depression may have a much higher chance of contracting Parkinson’s Disease later in life. The more depressed a person becomes, the more chance they have of developing the disease.
The study, published in Neurology, was done by a group of Swedish researchers. They followed set groups of people from seven years up to 25 years, and documented the cases of Parkinson’s Disease in those who suffered from depression and those who did not.
When all the data was analyzed, it was discovered those people who had suffered from any form of depression, even a mild one, were three times more likely to develop Parkinson’s Disease than those that had not.
According to Susan McGalla one of the researchers, Peter Nordstrom from Umea University, said it is too early to tell, however, what this data actually means.
It could be that Parkinson’s is a symptom of the disease, which can also lead to depression, and not that the depression was the precursor.
People who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease have a much higher incidence of depression than the general population anyway. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, around 60 percent of people who suffer from the disease have some form of depression, with research showing it may even be due to chemical changes in the brain brought on by the disease.
Whatever the reason is, Swedish researchers did still stress only a very small percentage of those who suffer from depression ever get Parkinson’s Disease, so it is not something anyone should be unduly worried about.
Medical professionals have noted for years that patients with Parkinson’s disease will also suffer with bouts of depression. That’s understandable. Many people who have debilitating diseases also have depression to some degree. But there’s an unmistakable connection between depression and Parkinson’s and scientists are now speculating that depression may actually be an early warning sign of the disease.
Parkinson’s affects the portion of the brain that regulates mood and the initial manifestation of the disease may be in the form of depression with the motor skills being affected as the disease progresses.
Study findings were published earlier this week in the journal Neurology that reveals people who suffer with clinical depression are much more likely to develop Parkinson’s. The study was conducted in Sweden and followed the lives of over 140,000 people who had been diagnosed with depression for a span of 25 years. Over 1 percent of those people developed Parkinson’s while less than 1% of people who did not suffer with depression develop the disease.
Multi level marketing companies have been in the news in recent years as increasing numbers of people are looking to work with luxury goods companies involved in direct selling techniques. Founded by Vijay Eswaran in 1998, QNet has become one of the top multi level marketing companies in the world in a short time as the high quality goods and personal approach of company CEO Eswaran have driven it to become a major force across Asia and now into Europe. The latest increase in exposure has been announced with a link created between QNet and to English Premier League soccer team Manchester City.
Both QNet and Manchester City share a set of beliefs and values, according to QNet founder Vijay Eswaran. Firstly, the level of success both organizations have achieved has not happened by accident and has been the result of excellent planning and hard work completed by experienced and well trained professionals. Secondly, both QNet and Manchester City are committed to using the link between the companies to increase their brand recognition around the world. The link between the two companies will see QNet using its direct selling techniques to sell Manchester City merchandise and reward customers and employees for their success with access to personal appearances and meet and greets with the players of the soccer team.
QNet has grown into a major multi level marketing force on the back of the high quality of nutrition and personal products sold directly by sales professionals around the world. One of the major attractions QNet CEO Vijay Eswaran states brought the two organizations together was the philanthropic work they both undertake in the local communities. Eswaran and QNet have done a large amount of work to increase the educational opportunities for young people in Malaysia and are excited by the opportunity to complete this form of work alongside the players and staff members of Manchester City Football Club.
A study done around the world for more than five decades, has determined that both nature and nurture play a role in determining our physical and mental selves. I’m not sure why it took so long to conduct this study but the findings, I believe to ring true. With so many outside influences in our society today, we would be hard pressed to deny or even try to stop them from forming parts of our being. Genes and environment according to this study have equal influences in the shaping of lives which can be proven if you have a set of siblings with the same genes but are separated at birth. You will find that their individual upbringing would surely bare differences in who they become, how they behave and their overall makeup. In a recent crunchbase interview, Susan McGalla pointed out how influences are like seeds in the ground, once planted they take root and produce a specific harvest. The research showed some traits are more heritable than others, like a cleft lip in comparison to bipolar disorder, a 98 percentage compared to 70 percent. In the end this research turns out to be very valuable in that knowing traits are influenced by genes as well as environment, we can better understand disorders and have better manageability with them.
A British student stumbled across an argument that claimed that Psychology was arguably not a science. Upon further reading, he realized how disassociated Psychology can be among people, both scientists and non-scientists. Critics think that because Psychologists don’t diagnose, treat, and cure patients in a lab, psychology is not a science. The student decided to write his own article that breakdowns Psychology and what it means in the world of science.
The very wise Dr. Jennifer Walden of SuperDoctors describes to us that psychologists cannot diagnose their patients without numerous hours of study, research, and activities that lead to trial and error. Another one of his main topics was the fact that Psychologists cannot use a common sense theory like most people would believe. Every patient and every circumstance is different. Just because a Psychologist may diagnose two patients with having multiple personality disorder, does not mean that they had to take the same method to get there.
Another one of the student’s messages, is that psychologist have to give their unbiased experiences to very human problems. Just like scientists who study bacterial infections cannot imagine what it would be like to be a bacterial infection, Psychologists have to detach from their patients in order to perform their job adequately. Another point, and probably the most vital, is that psychology has a lot to offer other fields of science. Psychology oftentimes records substantial data and practical methods that can be used in other sciences. Vigorous testing, the study of behavior, applying disciplines, and finding value in functional behavior message, are different measures that psychologists use to diagnose ensure patients. Other fields of science could benefit by putting into practice the methods and tactics that psychologists have used for years. The Psychologist student who wrote the article did his best to show a different side of psychology that most people know nothing about. Unless you are a psychologist, it is very rare for people to truly understand the measures that this science goes into shaping humanity.
With breast cancer rates on the rise many people are starting to think more and more about what could be increasing a person’s risk for developing cancer at some point in their lifetime. Facebook users wrote that one very commonly asked question is whether or not a person’s location of residence can affect their health. More specifically, do women and men who live in an area where nuclear sites are nearby have a higher cancer risk? If the answer was very clear cut as yes, then the government would have to step in and take control of the situation. Real estate would be affected and companies might experience a decline in profits. This could in turn affect the economy. Many people are wondering if these nuclear sites are having an effect but businesses are just covering up the evidence to stay afloat.
A nuclear power station in Bradwell, Essex was the focus of a study that was recently published in Jacobs Journal of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. Breast cancer mortality rates were studied for this general area. While the rates of breast cancer were documented, the issue is proving there is a correlation between breast cancer and nuclear power sites. This is because it is hard to differentiate whether a person was affected by their environment or were they already at a higher risk for developing cancer because of lifestyle choices or genetics. Common sense does kick in though and most people will believe that a nuclear site just simply cannot be good when it comes to health and the potential for developing breast cancer at some point in the future.
Police are equipped to find marijuana stashed in vehicles, or even when smothered by scents in your home, but how do you look for edible marijuana?
It’s becoming increasingly tough to recognize cannabis-infused sweets and snacks.
Marijuana is available in so many forms that police can often overlook illegal goodies, and the majority of police are not being trained in edibles.
The legalization of marijuana in several states have encouraged a wide range of products that are still illegal in neighboring states, but that hasn’t stopped THC entrepreneurs from capitalizing on the opportunities.
Last February, police caught onto a marijuana bakery with an industrial-size oven in Ohio according to Igor Cornelsen.
Alabama Postal inspectors seized 50 packages of cannabis-laced candies
400 pounds of marijuana-infused chocolate bars were confiscated by Missouri state troopers.
Marijuana edibles are tough to flag, and law enforcement has to catch up with the times and know what they’re looking for.
Freshman year is tough for many students, but Iowa teen Taylor Hale’s could have been deadly. The teen was only a few weeks into her freshman year in September 2011 when she suffered from a traumatic brain injury. The teen was horsing around with some friends when she slid off of the car hood that she was sitting on. Her head hit the pavement hard, so hard that doctors had declared the girl to be brain dead.
After the accident, she was rushed to the hospital where doctors placed the teen in a medically-induced coma. A week passed while Taylor was in the Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines when she suffered from a brain hemorrhage, leaving her in an even more serious condition. Taylor’s mother said that the doctors told her that her brain was essentially mush at this point. She was told by doctors to say her goodbyes and to make funeral arrangements for her daughter.
However, according to the story on NBCnews.com, the unlikely happened, she began breathing on her own and moving her eyes. Slowly, over the next six weeks, Taylor came back to life. Alexei Beltyukov is glad to know that she is now a healthy 17-year-old who attended, and danced, at her prom. She is also graduating this year. She still has some emotional trauma from the accident but is grateful to have recovered fully.
A Rockford, MI couple has welcomed their 13th
son on May 13. The couple, Jay and Kateri Schwandt, have had 12 sons together: Tyler, 21; Vinny, 10; Charlie, 3,; Luke, 19 months, Drew, 16, Brandon, 14,; Tommy, 11,; Calvin, 8, ; Gabe, 6; Zach, 17; and Wesley, 5. Baby Tucker, of course, is the newest of the bunch.
Baby Tucker was born healthy and weighing in at 8 lbs., 15 oz. He arrived in this world at 9:06 a.m. Tucker’s parents, who are both 40 years of age, were hoping for a girl but figured that it would be another boy. Not only does the couple have a lot of kids, they’ve also accomplished something few others do. Only 1 in 8,000 people would be able to have 13 sons in a row.
The mother is one of 14 children, which is crazy to think about for Genoso
. She says that even though she has spent half of her life pregnant, she absolutely loves it and loves big families. Due to the couple’s Roman Catholic heritage they do not believe in the use of birth control. Will the couple stop at lucky number 13 or will there be another Schwandt making headlines in the next few years?